Arrow-right Camera

Huckleberries Online

Tue., July 9, 2013, 1:20 p.m.

Idaho chosen for Greek yogurt pilot program

A few juicy arils give just the right burst of flavor to a bowl of Greek yogurt.
A few juicy arils give just the right burst of flavor to a bowl of Greek yogurt.

In this file photo a few juicy arils give just the right burst of flavor to a bowl of Greek yogurt.

Idaho will join three other states in a pilot program to serve Greek yogurt as part of school lunch programs. Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo hailed the decision, saying in a statement, “Greek yogurt is one of the country’s fastest growing industries, and I hope USDA will continue the important process of making this healthy food option increasingly available to young Americans. Idaho, already a leading producer of milk and other yogurt-related ingredients, recently became home to the world’s largest Greek yogurt manufacturing plant in Twin Falls. … Our state is ideal to serve as a part of this pilot project.”

The other three states are New York, Tennessee and Arizona; the USDA opened a solicitation to vendors this week for the four states, with bids due July 22. More here. Betsy Russell, EOB

I'm a huge fan of Greek yogurt. Have to have some at least twice a week. How often do you eat yogurt?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.